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Stay on top of the latest research and best-practice tips to excel in your public sector role.

Brought to you by IPAA National and its divisions across Australia, we share insights from leading public sector experts and the latest research findings from the Australian Journal of Public Administration – in a short, accessible format.
A hub for public administration research and best practice

A hub for public administration research and best practice

From a global pandemic to the emergence of sophisticated artificial intelligence tools, public administration research tackles the difficult questions facing the public sector. The Institute of Public Administration Australia’s (IPAA) new Public Sector Hub brings research and best practice together, in a digestible format. 

Supporting carers in the workplace and community

Supporting carers in the workplace and community

In this Work with Purpose episode from the Insititute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT division, Robyn Shannon from the Department of Social Services, Lisa Kelly from Carers ACT, and Alex Allars from the ACT Government, unpack challenges faced by carers and share practical ways to support carers in the workplace and the community.

Public Sector Perspectives podcast: First Nations women and exercising voice to take on decision-making power

Public Sector Perspectives podcast: First Nations women and exercising voice to take on decision-making power

In this Public Sector Perspectives podcast episode, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria division chats with Elly Patira, Deputy Secretary, First Peoples – State Relations, Department of Premier and Cabinet, and explores the Treaty Framework in Victoria, the strengths and challenges of being a First Nations woman in the public service, and specific opportunities for First Nations women as a result of the treaty process.

Managing post-election change

Managing post-election change

In part two of the Insitute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) NSW’s post-election series, Elizabeth Mildwater, IPAA NSW councillor and Secretary of the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade and Janet Schorer, IPAA NSW vice president and chief delivery officer for TAFE NSW talk about embracing change and staying focused on your work.

Introducing AI to your public sector workplace

Introducing AI to your public sector workplace

The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT shares the main takeaways from their recent Work with Purpose episode featuring Anthony Murfett,  head of division Technology and Digital, Department of Industry, Science and Resources and Sally Bayley-Nelson, manager at AusIndustry Insights. Their guests discuss their views on how to start using artificial intelligence (AI) tools in public sector work. 

Six steps to strategic foresight as a “sexy” civil servant

Six steps to strategic foresight as a “sexy” civil servant

In this article from our Insitute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) South Australia division, we explore insights from a their recent ‘Fit for the Future? Strategic Foresight in Government’ event. We share some practical advice from local and international experts on how civil servants can embrace strategic foresight to improve policy outcomes – with a focus on how being ‘sexy’ and generating interest and excitement can create a space for policy innovation.

IMPROVING PUBLIC SECTOR WORKPLACES FOR NEURODIVERGENT STAFF

IMPROVING PUBLIC SECTOR WORKPLACES FOR NEURODIVERGENT STAFF

In the Work with Purpose podcast’s first instalment of 2023 the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT division interviewed neurodiversity thought leaders Lee Steel, Robin Edmonds, and Andrew Pfeiffer tell the story of an imaginary future set in 2028, when Australia’s public sector has created inclusive and diverse work environments. They also give some tangible tips on how to make workplaces more accessible right now. 

Leading as a woman in the public sector

Leading as a woman in the public sector

Summarising the Insitute of Public Administration (IPAA) WA division’s Women in Public Sector Leadership conference, Michelle Bye, procurement, event, and project professional talks about the importance of self-regulation, building a support network, and much more. 

Public sector leaders on the opportunities created by post-election change

Public sector leaders on the opportunities created by post-election change

Our Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) NSW division spoke with two public sector leaders, Mark Webb, IPAA NSW President and Chief Executive, Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of NSW and Tracey Taylor, Chief People Officer and Deputy Secretary of Corporate Services, Transport for NSW about managing and leveraging change during the post-election period.